Mark Carreau

Mark Carreau
Space Contributor,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Mark is based in Houston, where he has written on aerospace for more than 25 years. While at the Houston Chronicle, he was recognized by the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation in 2006 for his professional contributions to the public understanding of America's space program through news reporting. He has written on U. S. space policy as well as NASA's human and space science initiatives.
Mark was recognized by the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors and Headliners Foundation as well as the Chronicle in 2004 for news coverage of the shuttle Columbia tragedy and its aftermath.
He is a graduate of the University of Kansas and holds a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from Kansas State University.

Ultima Thule: A Prehistoric Puzzler 
What NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft observed on its flyby of the distant Kuiper Belt Object Ultima Thule—especially the object’s strange shape —has sent scientists back to the drawing board.
NASA Stepping Up NEO Defenses 
If the climate change saga has a sequel, it might be planetary defense from a large meteor, asteroid or comet.
Soyuz Docking Doubles ISS Crew 
Russia’s Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft docked successfully with the International Space Station (ISS) late March 14.
U.S., Russian Trio Lifts Off For Space Station 
A U.S./Russian two-man, one-woman crew launched March 14 aboard the Soyuz MS-12 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on a fast-track to the International Space Station.
Made In Space Advances 3D Printing, Nears Spaceflight Demo 
Archinaut, an effort by Made In Space, Inc., to advance 3D printing and robotic assembly capabilities, has achieved a new milestone.
Toyota Eyes Lunar Market 
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Toyota Corp. have agreed to accelerate cooperative efforts to develop a pressurized, fuel-cell-powered lunar rover for human explorers.
NASA 2020 Budget Proposal Takes Lunar Focus 
The Trump administration’s $21 billion, 2020 NASA budget proposal seeks to achieve a 2028 return to the lunar surface with astronauts while working with global partners to reach Mars and other deep-space destinations.
Mars InSight Pauses Surface Dig Activities 
NASA’s Mars InSight lander has paused efforts to pry into the planet’s subsurface with the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) for about two weeks.
Confronting The High Costs Of Space Observatories  2
Following up on the legacy of NASA’s aging Great Observatories may depend on breaking a cost spiral that has delayed the JWST and threatened the WFIRST.
JAXA Optimistic Hayabusa 2 Gathered Asteroid Sample 
The JAXA Hayabusa 2 mission team thinks there is “high potential” that the first attempt at a sample collection from the surface of the near Earth asteroid Ryugu was successful.
Mars Orbiters Find More Signs Of Past Groundwater 
Mars’ northern hemisphere was dotted with at least two dozen large craters that appear to have been filled by groundwater about 3 1/2 billion years ago, and possibly part of a global subsurface aquifer, according to observations gathered by Mars orbiters.
Mars Lander’s Heat Probe Begins Subsurface Operations 
NASA’s Mars Insight lander has begun to dig deeper into the subsurface than any previous mission.
SpaceX Test Mission To Include Modest Cargo 
Though SpaceX’s upcoming Demo-1 mission will be an uncrewed test flight, the opportunity to move small amounts of cargo to and from the International Space Station (ISS) will not be wasted.
Insitu Vet To Lead World View 
Tucson, Arizona-based based World View Enterprises has announced the appointment of new CEO Ryan Hartman, former president and CEO of Insitu.
Far From Earth, Two Asteroid Exploration Dramas Unfold 
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) Hayabusa 2 and NASA’s Osiris-Rex missions are writing a new chapter in the exploration of Solar System bodies.
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